Monthly Archives: September 2015

Random Island Academy Fall Fair


Sponsored by PBLLC Rec Assoc & Random Island Academy

Where: Random Island Academy Gymnasium

When: Saturday, October 24th

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

There will be a lunch available for purchase and a children’s fun room open


Our Annual Grades 7-12 Trip to Trinity

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On Friday, 60 students from grades 7-12 traveled to Trinity to take in Rising Tide Theater’s production of ‘Saltwater Moon‘.  It was a fantastic show that allowed our students to travel back in time to a different period in Newfoundland’s past.  The show had some laughs, some tears, a bit  of romance, and a lot of history, We would like to thank Rising Tide and the town of Trinity for being such great hosts.  Our students got to see a great play and spend a few hours sightseeing in a historical community with that has such great atmosphere.  It was a great place to visit and a great way to cover outcomes in Senior English/Intermediate ELA, NL Studies, Grade 7/8 social Studies, and Canadian History.  Our students received many compliments on how great they were on this trip – thank you all for being great ambassadors for RIA!  We would also like to thank Mr. Cook for Organizing this trip and Mrs. Kim Hansford for her services in getting us there.

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Crusaders Take The Field

Our athletic program is now in full ‘swing’ and our first Crusaders team has competed at a Regional event.  Our Senior Girls Softball team participated in the Regional tournament this past Thursday in Clarenville and represented our school well.  The girls lost two close games and failed to make the championship game, but they played hard and had a great time.  Congrats to Taylor Martin for winning the Sportsmanship medal!  Way to go Crusaders!!!  A BIG thank you goes out to Kristina Hansford for coaching the girls and for all the work you have put in with them over the summer as well.  And thank you to Ms. Katie Hansford for your time and efforts with this team as well!

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Check out this story The Packet did about former RIA student Alex Penney


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We would like to note also that this story was written by another former RIA student, Sarah Burton /Special to The Packet.

“Alexander Penney came home to Elliott’s Cove, Random Island, for a visit last week. Penney, who earned his PhD in psychological science in 2014, now works as an assistant professor at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alta. The 29 year old and his university colleagues are involved in research into therapies for mental health disorders.”

RIA Lunch Menu Sept. 14th – 18th

The weekly lunch menu will be updated and can be seen under the weekly lunch menu section page in the above links.

All Meals are $4.00.  Meal tickets can be purchased at the office – $20.00 for a booklet of 5.

Monday:  Chicken Burgers

Tuesday:   Wedgies

Wednesday:  Mini-Pizza

Thursday:  Hamburgers

Friday:  Hot Dogs

Some Back to School Reminders:

  • There is only one bus up over the Island now and it will begin its run in Aspen Brook.
  • The following forms were sent home with students and these should be filled out and returned to the school: Student Registration Form, Media Consent Form, Textbook Agreement Form, Volunteer Information sheet, and Cookie dough Order Sheet.
  • There is no canteen or lunch service provided this week so please pack a lunch/recess for your child.
  • There are two new teachers on staff: Ms. Victoria Power (Special Services) and Ms. Kia Power (French and Music).
  • Curriculum Night will be on September 17th!

Welcome Back everyone!!!